Summer Youth Theatre Camp

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Stage adaptation by DEAN PITCHFORD and WALTER BOBBIE
Based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Music by TOM SNOW
FOOTLOOSE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the adjustment period at his new high school.   But he is not prepared for the rigorous laws and edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth.  When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid.  The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out a him and his mother.   Set to the rocking rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.   Lots of great parts and dancing … Come join the fun!

Adult – $25
Senior/Military – $20
Student price – $18
Presale price $20 adults through July 1st


2024 Summer Youth Camp: Footloose!

The Summer Youth Theatre Camp offers three distinct camps for performers, theatre tech and theatre design culminating in a full-scale Broadway-style musical theatre youth production for family, friends, and the general public. OTC offers professional teachers and a safe, welcoming space for students to develop theatre skills, create, have fun, and reach their potential through the joy of artistic discovery.

June 17-July 21, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 3pm
Oceanside Theatre Company Youth Academy presents two Summer Camps!
Performance Camp
Tech Camp
Summer Camp is open to children of all skill levels, from novice to advanced performers/technicians.
Register Now! Space is limited!
Please see below for more information.
Performance Camp

Performance Camp

Sharon Duchi,
Anna Duchi,
Ages 10-19
June 17 – July 21 (no camp on July 4th)
 Monday through Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Performances July 12, 13, 14 and July 19, 20, 21
(Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm, Sundays 2 pm)
Cost: $650 first camper, $550 sibling/military
OTC Summer Theatre Performers focus on acting, singing, and dancing, while also honing audition skills, stage presence, and a sense of theater community. This year the camp culminates in two weekends of performances of Footloose, The Musical, a Broadway-style youth musical theatre production.
Auditions will take place the first two days of camp.
Please familiarize yourself with the songs of the character(s) for which you wish to be considered. See Audition Songs.
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Tech Camp

Tech Camp

Instructor: Nate Cargill, Technical Director at Oceanside High
Ages 12-19
July 1 – July 12, 2024 (no camp on July 4th)
Monday through Friday, 9 am to Noon
Limited to 15 Campers
Cost: $200, plus a $30 materials fee

Learn about the technical aspects of live theater from the Oceanside Performing Arts Center Coordinator & Technical Director including lighting and sound. Opportunity to work tech during the performances of Footloose July 12, 13, 14 and July 19, 20, 21.


PLEASE NOTE: All camp dates and performances will be held at:
Oceanside Theatre Company at the BROOKS THEATER

217 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA

Scholarship Information

Oceanside Theatre Company’s Youth Academy has several scholarships available for families in financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please email the completed application and proof of income to:

PLEASE NOTE: All information in this application is strictly confidential. Oceanside Theatre Company will not release financial information to anyone for any reason.


Given the nature of our programs, OTC incurs modest non-recoverable costs and expenses in planning, preparing and pre-paying for camps. We do plan our casts around the youth enrolled and any changes to casting impacts everyone involved.

  • You may cancel for a full refund within 48 hours of enrolling. After that, you will be subject to cancellation fees based on the date of cancellation.
  • Before May 1, you may cancel for a refund of all monies paid toward camp to your original payment method, less a cancellation fee of $25.
  • From May 1 until May 31, you may cancel for a refund of all monies paid toward camp to your original payment method, less a cancellation fee of 50% of your total purchase price.
  • From June 1 on, no refunds or credits will be given.
  • No refunds may be granted after camp has begun.

About the Directors & Instructors

Sharon Duchi
Sharon Square

Sharon Duchi received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Middle School Master’s Endorsement from Old Dominion University.  She has been a certified teacher in the states of California and Virginia, and has directed, musically directed, and wrote numerous school-wide musical shows both large and small.   Sharon enjoys teaching others the magic of theatre and working with the youth of this great community, and looks forward to each new experience.

She has been involved in various aspects of singing, acting, and musical theater since grade school, and has enjoyed performing in many theater venues and vocal groups in Michigan, Virginia, and Southern California.   Sharon is the former owner/Director of Act One Community Theatre and its productions (102 Inland Theatre League wins, 157 ITL nominations), and facilitated other company rentals of the 114-seat facility.

Sharon has Directed, Musically Directed, and Produced numerous award-winning productions over the years, including:  Little Women, The Wedding Singer, The Little Mermaid, Aida, Shrek, Into The Woods, Seussical, RENT and many more.   Some of her favorite acting credits include Joanne (Company), Marmee (Little Women), Rona Lisa Perretti (The 25th Annual PC Spelling Bee), and Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd).

Anna Duchi
Anna Square

Anna Duchi has a degree from Humboldt State University in Theatre Arts and Dance, and has been in theater since she was 8 years old. She is a performer at Legoland California and the San Diego Zoo, and has served as Co-Director and Choreographer for OTC’s Youth Academy and Education Program since Spring 2019. Anna enjoys working in all aspects of the theater, including Director, Choreographer, Stage Manager, House Manager, Makeup and Hair Designer, and Set Designer. She has worked for theatre companies including Carlsbad Community Theatre, Act 1 Community Theater, Jefferson Middle School, and Moonlight Youth Theatre. Some of her favorite Directing credits include Little Mermaid, Shrek, Seussical, and Little Women. Some of her favorite acting roles include Inga (Young Frankenstein), Arista (Little Mermaid), and Kate/Lilli (Kiss Me, Kate.

Carol Naegele
Carol Naegele

Miss Carol is delighted to once again teach Theatre Design for the OPL Summer Youth Theatre Academy. She has earned her AA Degree in Technical Theater Arts as well as a degree in Performing Arts from MiraCosta College. Her experience includes set and costume design for various productions at MiraCosta and Oceanside Theatre Company. Take a look when you walk through the lobby of the Brooks Theater – one of her favorite duties, besides being an Oceanside Theatre Company Board Member, is to recruit, organize, and exhibit the wonderful art of San Diego County artists in the Brooks Theater Gallery.

Nate Cargill
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Nate Cargill is a proud Oceanside native and got his first gig in tech as a theatre electrician at the Sunshine Brooks 20 years ago. He has served as Technical Director for the Oceanside Performing Arts Center at Oceanside High School since October 2022. Prior to that, he spent 15 years as a Master Electrician, Master Carpenter and Flyman for various theatres in the Los Angeles area, including, but not limited to, The Nate Holden Performing arts Center and The Orpheum Theatre. He is an Army veteran of 11 years. His students learn about lighting, sound, props, set construction and running a show backstage. They will also have assignments during the run of the show in one of those departments learning the fundamentals of tech theatre. He is excited to be working with Oceanside Theatre Company to help spread the word about how rewarding these experiences can be!